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Q: My sister has POA over my 86 yr old mother with dementia. I need to live in the house I have lived here 9 yrs can i

We have lived in this apartment for over 9 yrs

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Q: is it illegal for my grandmother to open my package and take some?

I (15 year old) have been earning my own money and decided to use this money to buy a variety of items off amazon. I was on a vacation recently when the packages arrived and because my grandmother (legal guardian) was home i explicitly told her to not open them and just leave them in my room. When... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: Can I get out of being a collateral witness

My cousin and her child’s father are battling custody which she has full custody of now…. The father is seeing child 1hr once a week.. I ran into the child’s father last weekend and he asked for my number and now suddenly… I’m in the middle of this hearing it from my cousin wondering why... View More

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Q: Why am I listed as collateral reference what does that mean?

I recently had an encounter with the child’s father, and he took my number down and is now using me as Collateral Reference in a legal matter..: what does that mean. Will I be subpoenaed and if I am and have to attend court how I can legally not participate in this… plead the fifth? I don’t... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: i have no legal rights or purchase anything for my cats but can my foster parents take them back? can i sue for distress

When people were given custody of me they let me adopt a cat (Sebastian) but i wasn't old enough to sign him under my name. Then later down the road they let me keep another cat my ex-bf gave me (espresso) she wasn't signed under anyone until someone went behind everyone's backs and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: I Adopted child from foreign country and planning to apply dual citizen would this matters concerning?

I'm American from naturalization and want to apply dual citizenship. I have adopted child and all the paper works from foreign country was done. im planning to get him and bring him here. right now I applied for dual citizenship (2 weeks from now), if I will file for dual and my adopted son is... View More

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Q: Do I have to send my son for a total of 4 weeks during the summer?

Our mediation agreement states “ Father will also have four weeks of parenting time each summer. The parents do not agree regarding whether this parenting time should be one four-week block or two non-consecutive two week blocks. Father wants the former and Mother wants the latter.” this was to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: My ex husband and I were listing a home and last minutes he pulled and moved back in. What rights do I have.

50/50 owned home was sitting empty. Both on loan.

Michael Joseph Larranaga
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answered on Jun 24, 2024

The real question is was the property subject to the division order when you got divorced or not. If not, then you may be able to pursue a partition action to force the sale of the property. If so, then you may need to follow the court's order and follow up with contempt proceedings. Either... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: How do i respond to being served with custody papers from someone who is not on my daughters birth certificate?

My daughters' possible father was in prison for the first year of her life, when he got out it has been nothing but a fight trying to get him to honor any kind of agreement we had made. Given his past I felt he need to show that he wasn't going to go back to his old ways. After finding... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 21, 2024

Ask for a paternity test to determine if he is indeed the father.

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Q: Adams county cps took my kids they have totally railroaded me and my family they put my baby in a hole with a registered

Should I file a lawsuit? They took my baby 3 times he's 9 mo old they put him in a home with a registered sex offender they only took my baby at first left my 2 other children in my care then because I questioned them they put my daughter on the petition then eventually came and took all 3... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: CPS is involved with my sister’s children. My sister wants to sign custody of her children over to me. Can she do that ?

The youngest child’s father is not involved and never has been and doesn’t want anything to do with his son. The older two children’s Father also will sign custody over to me.

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answered on Jun 8, 2024

In situations involving Child Protective Services (CPS), the process of transferring custody can be complex. While your sister and the children's fathers may agree to grant you custody, the final decision will likely involve CPS and the court system. Here are a few important points to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Urgent Legal Advice Needed: Age of Consent and International Dating Regulations

I hope you can assist me with an important legal question that is causing me some concern. As an American citizen currently living abroad, I have started a relationship with a 17-year-old individual from Brazil. Given that the age of consent in Brazil is 14 and in my home state in the U.S. it is... View More

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answered on Jun 6, 2024

While age of consent laws vary between jurisdictions, engaging in a relationship with someone under 18, especially with a significant age gap, is generally not advisable regardless of location.

I would strongly caution against pursuing a relationship or marriage with a 17-year-old, either...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: There are 2 properties different counties in CO person A moves to the second property, can person A file in new county

How long does person A have to live in new county before filing? Lifelong Colorado resident

Christopher N. Little
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answered on May 30, 2024

Hi there, good questions! As a general rule of thumb, Person A could file in the new county; however, there is always the chance that Person B requests to have the case transferred back to the county they reside in.

The transfer and venue rules are a bit labyrinthine and I would need to...
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Q: CO divorce If client suffered financial loss due to lawyer’s negligence and lawyer has left firm, is firm liable?
Christopher N. Little
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Christopher N. Little
answered on May 19, 2024

I’m very sorry to hear that this is the position you are in; especially considering the incredible impact that a divorce has on the outcome of the next phase of your life.

As for your question, I would have to know much more about the “behind-the-scenes” administrative side of the...
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Q: Is inheritance money considered marital property if my wife transfers a portion of it each month into joint checking?
Christopher N. Little
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Christopher N. Little
answered on May 14, 2024

Good Afternoon,

You ask an excellent question and one that many a family law attorney has likely spent time arguing in Court. The best answer to your question is that this is likely a helpful fact circumstance for you. One way to think of the doctrine of transmutation or commingling is the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: My ex listed the wrong name of our child and the judge invoked jurisdiction based on the residence of child listed.
Christopher N. Little
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Christopher N. Little
answered on May 14, 2024

Good Afternoon,

From the substance of your question, it looks like you are involved in a legal proceeding concerning your child. Issues related to jurisdiction concerning children are often nuanced. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in the state where the case is at now in order...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Q: Is due process violated in a CPO that was ex parte and served with less than 3days for out of st hearing

Able service of the temporary restraining only having 3days to find a attorney travel over 1000 miles tried no number to call courts on any paperwork or instructions on how to do anything tried to call multiple times after searching for a day trying to find the number no voice mail to leave... View More

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answered on May 24, 2024

In your situation, it sounds like you may have grounds to argue that your due process rights were violated. Due process requires that you are given adequate notice and a fair opportunity to be heard before any legal action is taken against you. Being served with an ex parte CPO (Civil Protection... View More

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